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20140310074111-mg_watch_2_edited Watchlist Artist: Sam Winston  
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Sam Winston at Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery 3/10/14 Posted 3/10/14

For his first Solo Exhibition at the gallery, Sam Winston will present two projects (Drawing on Memory and Modern Gods) based on memory and the passage of time – both using language as their departure point but in distinctly different ways. Drawing on Memory is based on a series of real world conversations between the artist and four subjects who have had a unique experience of time. Using only first names, each interview candidly reveals their relationship to the past. Tam’s is a dialog... [more]

Locust Talks: Peter Eleey, Curator, MoMA PS1 (Jan. 16, 2014)  
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1/16/14 Posted 1/16/14

January 16, 2014 Peter Eleey Curator, MoMa PS1 Long Island City, New York Now celebrating 15 years of serving artists and the community, Locust Projects is pleased to announce its second year of Locust Talks, a lecture series that hosts visiting directors and curators from innovative institutions across the country and internationally for public lectures at the gallery space followed by individual studio visits with local artists, fostering a rigorous critical dialogue about art in the community.... [more]

20140115224140-img_4871 An Illustrator of Ideas, Miami-based Alejandro Mendoza at MIA Art Fair 2014  
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Alejandro Mendoza at Seafair Mega Yatch Miami International Art Fair January 16th - January 20th
Posted 1/15/14

From January 17th to 20th, 2014 aboard SeaFair in Downtown Miami, Cuban-born artist Alejandro Mendoza will be showcasing his latest works at Irreversible Projects(Booth 301) during the 5th edition of MIA Art Fair. As an illustrator of ideas, Mendoza always creates without a deliberate or fully considered outcome, and for this MIA edition he will be exhibiting his singular wall sculptures and a series of drawings that belongs to a large numbered series. With titles such as "Can you imagin... [more]

Woman Charged With Stealing Over $30,000 Worth of Art From Blind Man  
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1/9/14 Posted 1/9/14

You don’t steal from old blind people … it’s a thing. You also don’t lie about it and then ask for a bribe and a getaway car. It’s immoral. It’s unethical, and, in Broward County, Florida, it’s against the law. These are some of the life lessons Maureen Stuteville is learning after being arrested and charged with exploitation of a disabled elderly adult for stealing (allegedly) over $30,000 worth of art from the man she was the caretaker for (well, mor... [more]

20131220142511-simmons_-_index_six__composition_one_-_2013_-_color_photograph_-_50_x_62_1_2_inches_-_edition_of_3_-_david_castillo_gallery Watchlist Artist: Xaviera Simmons  
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Xaviera Simmons at David Castillo 12/20/13 Posted 12/20/13

David Castillo Gallery is proud to present Open, a solo exhibition by Xaviera Simmons in photography and sculpture.If the medium is the message, what bodies speak its language? How does it translate across experiences, memories, and histories? Simmons is engaged with a rigorous studio practice that encompasses photography, performance, installation, sculpture and video works. The works in Open present the richness of medium specificity. Xaviera Simmons sets the terrestrial in dialogue with immater... [more]

20131218092550-image Huffington Post "Messages For The People" review  
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at FusionMia, Wynwood Arts District in Miami December 18th, 2013 - December 18th, 2013
Posted 12/18/13

Art Basel turns Miami Beach into a stage showcasing incredibly innovative and important contemporary art from around the globe. But under a 10,000-square-foot tent in the Wynwood District, art fuses with music, fashion, and philanthropy.Art of Fusion MIA will present Miles Regis and his "Messages For the People" exhibit. "Messages" consists of intricate pieces fusing image with text to provide profound social and cultural commentary. Modern day hieroglyphics color Regis's canvases delivering ast... [more]

20131218094236-image Huffington Post Review - Art Basel 2013 -  
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Miles Regis at Art of Fusion Pop-Up Gallery December 2nd, 2013 - December 7th, 2013
Posted 12/18/13

Art Basel turns Miami Beach into a stage showcasing incredibly innovative and important contemporary art from around the globe. But under a 10,000-square-foot tent in the Wynwood District, art fuses with music, fashion, and philanthropy.Art of Fusion MIA will present Miles Regis and his "Messages For the People" exhibit. "Messages" consists of intricate pieces fusing image with text to provide profound social and cultural commentary. Modern day hieroglyphics color Regis's canvases delivering ast... [more]

Salesroom Artist: Sid Daniels  
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12/2/13 Posted 12/2/13

(Image: Sid Daniels, Salsa Rainbow, 2011, Acrylic on Canvas, 48 X 48 X 1.5 Inches; © Sid Daniels) Sid Daniels (b. 1951, Toronto, Canada) Sid Daniels' painting career began in Toronto, Canada at the Ontario College of Art, circa 1970-1974. He later relocated to NYC in 1978 during the height and euphoria of the Disco Era, which inspired and spawned "The Showgirl" theme paintings, an ongoing parade of oversized canvases, depicting provocative ultra stylized women wearing body-huggin... [more]

TOPSAFE LONDON Presents MOST ODDINISM (4-8 Dec. 2013)  
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11/21/13 Posted 11/21/13

Source: Email Topsafe London creates bespoke arts & culture projects for global brands and individual talents. The upcoming “Most Oddinism” exhibition presented by Topsafe London explores the boundaries of the plane where visual forms and letters meet. This new realm of meaning-making sees images reduced,shapes and colour planes melded, and artists speaking in entirely new visual languages—with “Most Oddinism” featuring eight of the most fearless explorers of t... [more]

Paul Mathisen: Catalogue Edition  
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Posted 11/19/13

Paul MathisenAbstract painting Lives and works in: Venice, FLWebsite: http://mathisenstudios.comTo purchase contact: Paul Mathisen I was born in Lakewood Ohio in 1974. My family moved every three years as my father accepted various career advancements. As a result we have lived in many different locations all over the world. When I was 12 years old I went to boarding school, which introduced me to the world of painting and ceramics. I studied Creative Arts at Bradford College,... [more]

20131101063952-macrame Watchlist Artist: Melvin Martinez  
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Melvin Martinez at David Castillo 11/1/13 Posted 11/1/13

David Castillo Gallery is proud to present All Inclusive!, a solo show by Melvin Martinez. Martinez paints with oil, acrylic, silk flowers, plastic gemstones, glitter, yarn, and the detritus of a post-apocalyptic Hobby Lobby. The artist applies swatches of glossy magazines with the torque of a pallet knife. He layers paint like fondant until it catches pompons. Martinez interrogates the rhetoric of painting. In turn, the artist interrogates that of sculpture, collage, performance, and decoration... [more]

ArtCenter Gives Back to the Community through New Creative Care Program  
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9/20/13 Posted 9/20/13

Source email. ArtCenter/South Florida is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2014, and is renowned for its rich history of local leadership in community outreach, and diverse regional programming. Free Art Classes, Storytelling, Literature and Puppetry for Children Undergoing Medical Treatment Drawing on its 30-year legacy of leadership in community outreach, ArtCenter/South Florida announces Creative Care, its newest program to help children and families (in partnership with The Center for Literature and... [more]

20130918174732-anbadlo_-acrylic-and-oil-painting-on-canvas_-150-x-150-cm_-2013 The Revelation of Great: Jerome Soimaud  
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Jerome Soimaud at YEELEN GALLERY September 1st, 2013 - December 30th, 2013
Posted 9/18/13

The Revelation of Great: Jerome Soimaud The qualities of a great artist, I suppose, are always up for discussion in the art world. For intellectuals, a great work might be one that elevates the mind or translates an idea. For those who covet the superficial, the captivation of the eye does the trick. Maybe an artist or academician would analyze the work for technical skill: the balance of the composition, manipulation of materials and process, and its maker’s use of color and line, before... [more]

20130609151541-40__6813 "Historic Process/Contemporary Visions" at Dina Mitrani Gallery: A Reminder to See AND Do  
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Rafael Balcazar, Lisa Blair, Heidi Kirkpatrick, Fritz Liedtke, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Ken Lyon, Erin Malone, Gloria O’Connell, Rachel Phillips, Curtis Wehrfritz at DINA MITRANI GALLERY June 8th, 2013 - August 31st, 2013
Posted 7/29/13

Dina Mitrani, along with potential clients, reflected in the mirrored surface of a daguerrotype by photographer Curtis Wehrfritz. The daguerreotype is created when a positive image is imprinted directly on its silvered surface; Photo by Seanica Howe. Recently I had an artist, a very successful sculptor actually, sit me down and explain to me the loss of the ability to "do" in our society. Do you know how to make your grandmother's best meal? I don't either, but in the house in... [more]

One Night Stand: Bookleggers Presents The Art Book Review (Jun. 14, 2013)  
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6/14/13 Posted 6/14/13

(Source: Locust Projects) ONE NIGHT STAND: Bookleggers Presents The Art Book Review Friday June 14, 7-10 pm Cost: Free Venue: Locust Projects Phone: 305-576-8570 Address: 3852 North Miami Avenue, Miami, FL, 33127, United States Please join us for an evening of art books, cocktails, and music at Locust Projects. Admission is free. For this One Night Stand, Bookleggers, the Miami-based mobile library presents The Art Book Review, the LA-based art book organization that encourag... [more]

20130606115221-dsc_5512 Watchlist Artist: Ronny Quevedo  
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Ronny Quevedo at carol jazzar contemporary art 6/6/13 Posted 6/6/13

Carol Jazzar is pleased to present ULAMA, ULE, OLÉ, an exhibition of recent works by Ronny Quevedo that de-construct the spaces in which sports are played. This will be Quevedo’s first solo exhibit at the gallery. This series of works depicts playing fields and sport arenas devoid of players and fans, in order to consider these specialized spaces as territories, in which actions are limited by precise measurements, guidelines and rules. Quevedo notes: “As a consensual space for play, I consider the... [more]


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